Facebooker investigated for posting monkey-killing photos on personal page

VietNamNet Bridge – The police of the central province of Nghe An’s Hoang Mai town have summoned a man for investigation of photos related to the killing of a monkey which were posted on his Facebook page.



Facebooker investigated for posting monkey-killing photos on personal page

A photo on Cuong's facebook.



These photos were uploaded on the Facebook page of a man named Chu Van Cuong on the evening of January 2.

The pictures described in detail the process of slaughtering a monkey to process monkey bone glue.

Informed by the people, the Education for Nature  - Vietnam (ENV) investigated the case and identified the Facebooker as Chu Van Cuong, who specialized in making money bone glue in Nam Son hamlet of Quynh Lap commune, Hoang Mai town, Nghe An province.

ENV transferred the case to Hoang Mai town forest protection and police agencies for further investigation and handling of the case.

Facebooker investigated for posting monkey-killing photos on personal page 

ENV also asked the local authorities to take appropriate sanctions on the violation.

In Vietnam, the monkey is listed as endangered species. Under Vietnam’s law, any act of hunting, killing, transporting, trading and caging monkeys is prohibited. Individual violators may be subject to administrative penalties of up to VND500 million (nearly $25,000)  and organizations double the fine.

The amended Criminal Code that took effect on July 1, 2015 states that offenders involving endangered wild animals with large numbers may face penalties of up to 12 years in jail.

 

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Facebooker investigated for posting monkey-killing photos on personal page
 
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